5-8 AUVS International Ground
Autonomous robots built by
university teams must navigate an
outdoor obstacle course.
6 Clash of the Bots
Schiele Museum, Gastonia, NC
Remote-controlled vehicle destruction.
6 Concurso Robotica Radio Servicio Aguilar
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
Events include line following, labyrinth solving, mini
Sumo, and robot arm.
8-13 NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Planetary rover style autonomous robots built by
university teams must navigate unknown terrain, avoid
obstacles, and return with a sample.
13-14 Robotic Day
Prague, Czech Republic
Events include Bear rescue,
Ketchup House, line following,
mini Sumo, and Robocarts.
20 SparkFun Autonomous
SparkFun HQ, Niwot, CO
Autonomous air and ground
robots compete in SparkFun's
25-27 MATE ROV Competition
St. John's, Newfoundland,
and Labrador, Canada
University teams build
underwater robots that must
face a new challenge each year.
27-28 International Autonomous Vehicle Contest
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego, CA
Autonomous robots must navigate around fixed
27 UK National Micromouse Competition
Birmingham, United Kingdom
School teams build speedy maze-solving autonomous
robots and compete for the best maze solving time.
Know of any robot competitions I’ve missed? Is your local
school or robot group planning a contest? Send an email to
email@example.com and tell me about it. Be sure to include the date
and location of your contest. If you have a website with contest
info, send along the URL as well, so we can tell everyone else
about it. For last-minute updates and changes, you can always
find the most recent version of the Robot Competition FAQ at
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